Managing Multiple Allergies at Disneyland Paris – Disney ‘Plus’ Meal Plan

pippa and izzy stood outside in front of pink disneyland paris castle

If you know me, you may know that I’m practically allergic to life itself.

Not even the happiest place in the world can ward off the challenges of living with multiple food allergies and the joys of spontaneous allergic reactions. So with that in mind, let’s have a chat about how we can manage food allergies as successfully as possible, whilst still making the most of your holiday…

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Accessible Transport From Disneyland Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord

back of pippa's head and shoulders whilst sat in powerchair, facing disneyland paris castle visible in the background

While this is a bit of a niche post, I wanted to share my eventful first experience of public transport abroad as a wheelchair user, travelling from Disneyland Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord. It was a lack of clear information online that prompted me to write this post, but one thing led to another and it turned into a bit of a story-time instead… 

For any non-disabled travellers, here’s the information you may be looking for. To get from Disneyland Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord, you need to head to the Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station, purchase a ticket for Paris, then head to the platform and board the RER A Route (Red) train that calls at Chatelet Les Halles. From there, you can change train and travel one further stop away on the RER B Route (Blue) to Paris Gare Du Nord. You can book this journey up to 10 days in advance, or simply purchase your tickets on the day of travel. Bish bash bosh.

When you’re a wheelchair user, however, things get a tad more complex…

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Disney Made Me Question My Disability

pippa and izzy stood either side of and posing with mickey mouse

This piece was originally written for Scope’s online community, but I never got around to sharing it on my blog. It was this time last year that we were in Disneyland Paris living our very best lives, so here’s something of a throwback…

Something I often consider is at what point an invisible illness becomes visible ‘enough’. Why? Because despite using an extremely visible mobility aid, many non-disabled people are still inclined to question whether I actually look unwell enough to use a wheelchair. I’ve talked many a time about people’s perceptions of my invisible condition, and what it’s like to be an invisibly ill wheelchair user, however it was my recent experience at Disneyland Paris, using their access card system for the first time, that was a particular eye-opener for me.

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